LUXURY FAIR: Essence of Christmas, a three-day Christmas fair, will take place at York Racecourse from Friday, November 16 until Sunday, November 18, featuring more than 200 exhibitors. There will be gift retailers, designers, crafts people, health and beauty products, fashion, wine and whisky tastings, festive flowers and cooking demonstrations. It will be supporting Bethany’s Smile, a charity founded by 12-year-old Bethany Hare for the care of children with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses. Tickets are £8 and £6 concessions and children under-12 go free.